Chinese New Year 2020: The Best Festive Snacks To Feast On
Stocking up on CNY goodies is as important as planning your reunion dinners. From traditional cakes to innovative twists on classics items, here are some delectable treats to serve on your snack platter.
1/6 Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tarts
The golf ball-shaped pineapple tarts with a crisp and flaky top encase a generous filling of sweet and tart pineapple jam, made in-house. Available at selected Crystal Jade outlets until February 8.
2/6 Traditional Yam Cake
Perfect for sharing amongst family members, the steamed yam cake or wu tao gao is loaded with minced chicken, Chinese mushrooms and hae bee (dried prawns). Finished with a sprinkle of spring onions, deep-fried shallots and chilli. Available for pre-order and pick up at Violet Oon Singapore at Ion Orchard from January 15 to February 8.
3/6 Koi Fish Jelly
Ideal as a palate cleanser after a filling CNY reunion dinner is this imaginative creation, composed of almond, raspberry and lychee jelly. Finished with freshly cut fruits for a refreshing finish. Available until February 8.
4/6 Lotus Seed Cake with Preserved Meat, Lily Bulb, Chinese Yam and Dried Shrimp
Always a crowd pleaser, the culinary team’s newest version of the radish cake is packed with lotus seed, preserved meat, lily bulb, Chinese yam and dried jumbo shrimp for extra flavour and texture. Available for dine-in and takeaway until February 8.
5/6 Luk Chup
While this Thai mung bean dessert was traditionally served to the Thai royal family in the past, the culinary team has updated the look for CNY. They now resemble Mandarin oranges to attract prosperity and luck in the coming year. Available until February 8.
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6/6 Candied Orange Kueh Lapis
Just for CNY, our favourite treat has been given an update with the addition of candied orange bits. It adds a citrusy burst to the 800g layered cake, which is also made with less sugar. Order ahead or visit Culina to purchase it at the store.
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